Monday, July 22, 2013

Vintage Hat Patterns, 1940's

Nothing succeeds better than a new hat to lift your spirits and update your wardrobe.  For the budget conscious 1940's woman, the home sewing industry offered a variety of hat patterns to choose from.  Here's a sampling from the first half of the decade.

McCalls, Circa 1941

Simplicity, Circa 1943

Vogue, Circa 1943

Vogue, Circa 1940's

Clotilde Pattern, 1940
Here's a scan of a 1940 newspaper clipping from the Chicago Tribune for a chic Clotilde hat pattern that could be mail ordered for 10 cents in stamps or coin (coin preferred - wrap it carefully), per the instructions!

Crochet Hat & Accessory Pattern, 1943
Knitting and crochet patterns were also popular during this time period.  Here is an Easy to make Hats, Scarves and Accessories crochet book published by The Spool Cotton Company, 1943.  You could purchase it for 10 cents. It included a variety of hat and snood styles along with scarves, gloves, and handbags to crochet.

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